Roast Coffee with a Popcorn Popper


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If you're gung ho enough about your morning cuppa, you can roast your own coffee beans for an even fresher, more flavorful brew. And if you already own your own air popcorn popper, you don't even need to pony up for a brand new home roaster. has a great tutorial, even if it's sans photos.

Caveat: Not all air poppers are suitable. Make sure that the hot air enters the chamber of your popper via side vents, not a grate in the bottom, otherwise chaff can accumulate on the bottom and catch on fire. Call it a hunch, but we're guessing that's not the kind of wakeup jolt you're looking for.
Difficulty level: Easy

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